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Newcastle Collapse Late To Suffer 4-1 Defeat At Manchester United



Newcastle put in a valiant effort until collapsing late at Old Trafford. Manchester United found their stride in the second half as The Magpies continue their poor start with a 4-1 defeat. A goal from Javier Manquillo made it interesting for a few minutes but the hosts grabbed three goals in the second half to seal all three points.

Steve Bruce made no changes for the second half after trailing 1-0 at the break. The lads started brightly offering a threat on the counter.

Newcastle found the leveler through an unlikely source in Javier Manquillo in the 56th minute. Almiron started the break with some superb dribbling. He found Saint-Maximin who laid it off for Manquillo in the box. The Spaniard provided an excellent finish for his first goal as a Magpie to make it 1-1.


It took just over 5 minutes for Man United to answer. It was another goal from Ronaldo in which Woodman should have done better. Luke Shaw surged up the pitch playing Ronaldo into the box. He took a touch before firing a shot that went through Woodman’s legs to give the hosts a 2-1 advantage.

Newcastle came close in the 67th minute. Ritchie received a pass from Joelinton on the left. He played it back to the Brazilian who showed strength to keep upright in the box. His shot was punched over the bar by De Gea for a corner.

Bruce made his first change in the 77th minute. It was an attacking one with Jacob Murphy coming on for Javier Manquillo, who put in an excellent shift down the right flank.

Bruno Fernandes made it 3-1 with a beautiful strike in the 80th minute. It started with a superb kick from De Gea to release Mason Greenwood. He was pushed wide but played it to Pogba who found Fernandes outside the box. Newcastle’s fatigue showed as they failed to close him down resulting in his long-range effort that sailed into the top corner.

Jamal Lewis came on for Ciaran Clark soon after the goal. A few minutes later it was Jeff Hendrick on for Willock. Both changes were straight swaps with Lewis on the left side of that back three and Hendrick into the midfield.

The changes did little to affect the outcome. Newcastle were out of gas and unable to mount any late comeback. Jesse Lingard added a goal in stoppage time to make it another lopsided result.

It was a decent effort for around 75 minutes. However, that is little consolation as we have just 1 point and have conceded 12 goals in our four matches. We now are only above Norwich in table as the slide continues.

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246 comments so far

  • toonbrother

    Sep 11, 2021 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #1

    The only change I’d make to this team is Wilson for joelinton and dummet for Clark

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Sep 11, 2021 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #2

    if only lascelles & joe put in more mobility and reading during the game than they did after the whistling anticipating and running to Ronaldo to get his shirt, we wouldn’t have been thrashed like this.

    pathetic from the captain.

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  • toonbrother

    Sep 11, 2021 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #3

    Longstaff was great but his partnership with willock needs work

    They need to study how Phillips and rice complement each other for England

    When one goes the other one stays
    The space in front of the back 4/5 is never left unguarded

    Longstaff and willock have a lack of understanding and it’s costing us bucket loads of goals

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  • Toon Tang

    Sep 11, 2021 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #4

    Ronaldo giving his shirt to Linton is like a king giving his robe to a village peasant

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  • toonbrother

    Sep 11, 2021 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #5

    Lascelles was incredible today
    Didn’t put a foot wrong
    Now we know why Along with st maximin he is the only Undroppable magpie

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  • The Ledge

    Sep 11, 2021 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #6

    Ah well at least it wasn’t a cricket score I suppose.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Sep 11, 2021 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #7

    Woodman is crap – how embarrassing getting nutmegged or as they use to say he was born on a horse.

    A knacker get rid of him.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Sep 11, 2021 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #8

    Linton – a big useless knacker.

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  • Not another deJong

    Sep 11, 2021 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #9

    I don’t understand why Bruce will not play the same team in a 4231 formation.
    Hayden is not a CD but with him in midfield he act like a third centre back, whilst pushing the midfield up. I presume it is because our defenders are too slow, but it puts the team out of balance having three at the back and no amount of player playing out of position will remedy that.

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  • SholaShow

    Sep 11, 2021 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #10

    Joelinton is the biggest fraud at PL level ever seen.

    Gobsmacking how somebody who should be a mechanic in Brazil earning £10k a year is earning £70k a week for playing football.

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  • toonbrother

    Sep 11, 2021 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #11

    Not another dejong
    Because that would mean playing Ritchie as a left back in a back 4
    Which would be distastrous

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  • TheTinman

    Sep 11, 2021 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #12

    Man U were very average today and still hammered us. I don’t think you can say we had a good performance.

    How low our standards have dropped.

    Anyway, this carrying the ball 40 yards with Almiron and ASM is never going to work. They’re always absolutely blowing out of their ar$e in the second half and that’s when we get picked to pieces.

    West Ham this year, Leeds last year, Man U last year, Man U this year are a few which jump to my mind right now. But I bet there are plenty more examples.

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  • TheTinman

    Sep 11, 2021 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #13

    Woodman mistake on the first goal but little he could do on his 2nd. It was well hit from close range, there’s loads of goals like that scored every year in the Premier League

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  • TTB@W ARMY

    Sep 11, 2021 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #14

    Toonbrother Willock for me should have started up front, last season I noticed his tracking back left something to be desired. The lad is stronger on the ball than most of our attacking players and has a knack for nipping the ball off a hesitant defender.

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  • Not another deJong

    Sep 11, 2021 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #15

    toonbrother

    Ideally I would not play Ritchie, Clarke or Joelinton.

    Was Willock trying to play the central/middle holding role today, with Longstaff and Almiron inverted on either side?

    If so, why?

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Sep 11, 2021 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #16

    Under Bruce, frankly we really have no other ideas but to give the ball to them to run 40 yards.

    If you are expecting anything more you’ll be disappointed as it requires a young mind and a tactical mind and understanding of modern football.

    You are not getting that with Bruce.

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  • toon22

    Sep 11, 2021 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #17

    All too predictable today
    Remember all them years ago
    When we might of actually have given them a game

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  • toonbrother

    Sep 11, 2021 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #18

    @ Not another deJong
    I think the idea was for willock Longstaff and miggy to play as trio with Longstaff playing deepest
    But willock seemed confused about his role defensively
    He was the weak link defensively in my opinion

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  • TTB@W ARMY

    Sep 11, 2021 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #19

    NADJ Hayden should be playing the right side of a back three with Lascelles in the middle and Dummet on the left, I know a few don’t like five at the back but under Bruce that’s where we seem to gain most points.

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  • TheTinman

    Sep 11, 2021 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #20

    Toon22, 100% agree. We would have expected maybe a 1 nil loss, 2-1.

    If we got tonked 4-1 we would have been absolutely livid.

    We can’t even go to games and expect to compete anymore.

    We are nothing but a shadow of the club we used to be.

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  • Assassins Inc

    Sep 11, 2021 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #21

    I’m not going to blame Bruce for this defeat, this is all down to Ashley being a tight fisted ahole.
    But Bruce you don’t get off that easy, you said during all the transfer window you had several irons in the fire but then said you knew Willock was the only signing and was told this.
    So one owner Full of Shite, one manager suckling on the tit of someone who is Full of shite and is also Full of shite, call yourself a fan?
    Congratulations to all in charge for making our team look like a shower of shite.

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  • toonluvva

    Sep 11, 2021 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #22

    Does any blog statto know the number of goals we have conceded in stoppage time at the end of each half?
    To me it looks like once the numbers board goes up, the players switch off.

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  • davis_toons

    Sep 11, 2021 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #23

    Jeff Hendrick – every pass from him was a backward pass. From the moment he come on.

    1
  • toonbrother

    Sep 11, 2021 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #24

    @ TTB@W ARMY
    For 25million we should expect willock to be a great two way midfielder

    I agree he is an asset going forward and very hardworking
    But this season,he has been mediocre defensively so far

    4
  • TheTinman

    Sep 11, 2021 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #25

    What particularly irritates me is we know we have less quality and can accept that. But we are probably the most unfit team in the league?!

    If they’re shit at football just make them run and at least we can compete physically.

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  • Bri

    Sep 11, 2021 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #26

    I’m not really a Longstaff fan but i thought he was man of the match today closely followed by Almiron.The goalkeeper isn’t premier standard.

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  • Not another deJong

    Sep 11, 2021 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #27

    TTB@W ARMY

    Are you suggesting Hayden has better pace than our other central defenders and should play before them?

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  • davis_toons

    Sep 11, 2021 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #28

    Joelinton is the biggest fraud…..

    Shola Ameobi was badly missed.

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  • Not another deJong

    Sep 11, 2021 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #29

    Definitely need Dummett back

    4
  • Munster Mag

    Sep 11, 2021 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #30

    Jeez I had thought it was 3-1 🙁

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  • kimbo

    Sep 11, 2021 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #31

    Another 4 goals conceded on Friday night against Leeds, how can Bruce keep his job?

    1
  • TTB@W ARMY

    Sep 11, 2021 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #32

    You play 3 at the back with proper wingbacks you allow Longstaff the luxury of more time on the ball to assess his options, we don’t have the squad or capability to play 2 up front so allowing ASM and Almiron/Joe to push up with Willock with the reasonable security of a Murphy who has legs and pace behind them would alow the team to be more front foot.

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  • davis_toons

    Sep 11, 2021 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #33

    If they’re shit at football just make them run and at least we can compete physically.

    So True. Jonas Gutierrez wasn’t the greatest player but he runs his heart out.

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  • TTB@W ARMY

    Sep 11, 2021 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #34

    NADJ I think he’s a far better option than Schar or Fernandez in that position, I know he’s not the fastest but to me he has a better instinct at defending that position.

    1
  • TheTinman

    Sep 11, 2021 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #35

    Davis, half of these lot aren’t fit to lace Jonas’ boots. Spiderman 😀

    2
  • Jamesthefirst

    Sep 11, 2021 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #36

    Sky Sports “What did you think of the game Steve?”

    Bruce “I’m delighted with the result. The goal difference will really help the boys catch Man City at the top. Hoped we would get a 5th, but not to be.”

    Sky Sports “Aren’t you supposed to be managing Newcastle?”

    Bruce “Paid to, but no.”

    Sky Sports “Any final comments?”

    Bruce “I’m so happy for Ronny. Wonderful player. Was an honour to be pitch side today.”

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  • Munster Mag

    Sep 11, 2021 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #37

    Magic, mayo in trouble!

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  • Not another deJong

    Sep 11, 2021 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #38

    Will we get out of the bottom three again before xmas?

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Sep 11, 2021 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #39

    I have not been impressed with Woodman one bit tbh. I don’t know what all the fuss is about. I would sell him and use thst money to buy a solid, DMF or ST. Overrated because he’s young and English imho.

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  • TTB@W ARMY

    Sep 11, 2021 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #40

    Next game for me
    —————-Darlow – – – – – – – – –
    —Hayden – Lasc—Dummet
    Manquillo – – – – – – – – – -Lewis
    ———Murphy – Longstaff – –
    ASM – – – – – – – – – – – Almiron
    ———— Willock – – – – – – – – – –

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